We understand it’s a really challenging time for everyone.
Don’t worry, we’re here for you.
If you are worried about your rent, TALK TO US NOW.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. We’re here to help. Your housing officer has a range of support services to get you back on track – from our EatWell and fuel advice services to help with welfare benefits and Universal Credit.
There are three easy ways to pay your rent:
- Direct Debit – Direct Debit is DGHP’s preferred payment and easy to set up.
Once you have set up a Direct Debit, your payment will come off your bank account on a date and at a frequency that suits you. If you don’t have a bank account, we can help you get one.
Set up a Direct Debit using a My Account online account or call us on 0800 011 3447.
- My Account – an online account is a quick and easy way to pay online, view your balance, recent charges and payments.
- Phone – Call us for free 8am-7pm Monday – Friday on 0800 011 3447 to pay by debit or credit card and ask us about arranging a recurring card payment.
Other ways to Pay Your Rent include:
- Standing order
Set up a standing order with your bank.
- Post Office
Pay at the Post Office with a DGHP rent payment card (Homecard).
Pay at any shop that displays the PayPoint sign.
- Housing Benefit
If you receive full housing benefit, your rent is likely to be paid by Dumfries and Galloway Council. If you receive partial housing benefit, you are responsible for paying the rest.
The UK Government’s Welfare Reform changes, will, over time, replace Housing Benefit with Universal Credit. Speak to your housing officer if you need
- Universal Credit
If you receive Universal Credit it is your responsibility to claim the Housing Costs as part of your Universal Credit claim and ensure that your rent is paid directly to DGHP. You will be responsible for any shortfalls.
When is my rent due?
Rent is due every week payable in advance by you on or before the first day of each rental period. You can choose to pay weekly, fortnightly, four-weekly, or monthly in advance. It’s up to you.
Our rent calendar shows you when rent is due.